YPSILANTI, Mich. (WOOD) - Ann Arbor businessman and GOP candidate for governor Rick Snydergathered with his supporters at the Marriott in Ypsilanti onTuesday evening to celebrate his win in the Michigan primary.
The former Gateway Inc. president ran against Michigan AttorneyGeneral Mike Cox, U.S. Rep. Pete Hoekstra, Oakland County SheriffMike Bouchard and state Sen. Tom George for the Republicannomination.
His new opponent is Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero, who led the mostrecent EPIC-MRA poll conducted by WOOD TV8 and our media partnersby eight points.
Snyder spent $6 million of his own money running ads noting hewasn't a career politician and promising a different approach torighting the economically troubled state.
Bernero beat his primary challenger with support fromtraditional party activists such as unions and abortion rightssupporters. That could make it tougher for him to attractindependents in the general election.
Some Democrats voted for Snyder, but he also lost votes ofRepublicans who dislike his support for embryonic stem cellresearch.
Watch the video for reports from Ypsilanti with Marc Thompson.
Snyder is scheduled for an appearance on 24 Hour News 8Daybreak. He will be on at 6:07 a.m. Wednesday.
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